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Board now accepting applications for police superintendent

Nov. 21, 2019 8:48 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Police Board is now accepting applications for superintendent of the Chicago Police Department. Board officials announced Thursday the application for the post is now available on its website. The board is seeking a replacement for Superintendent Eddie Johnson, who announced his...

Family of murdered worker sues Mercy Hospital for negligence

Nov. 21, 2019 6:53 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The family of a Chicago hospital worker shot to death by a man who also killed his ex-girlfriend and a police officer is suing the hospital and its security contractor. The lawsuit filed Thursday in Cook County Circuit Court by the family of Dayna Less accuses Mercy Hospital, owner Trinity...

Lawsuit alleges McDonald’s puts employees in physical danger

Nov. 21, 2019 6:10 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A group of employees from 13 McDonald’s restaurants in Chicago filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging that the company’s drive for profits puts workers at “daily risk” of physical attack by dangerous customers. In the lawsuit filed in Cook County court, the 17 workers...

No. 19 Iowa seeking 11th win over Illinois in 12 tries

Nov. 21, 2019 5:53 PM EST

Illinois (6-4, 4-3 Big Ten) at No. 19 Iowa (7-3, 4-3), Saturday at 12 p.m. EST (BTN). Line: Iowa by 15 1/2. Series record: Illinois leads 38-34-2. WHAT’S AT STAKE Iowa has won 10 of its last 11 over Illinois dating to 2000. But the Fighting Illini have taken four straight games and are looking for their...

Catcher Yasmani Grandal, White Sox reach $73M, 4-year deal

Nov. 21, 2019 5:43 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Yasmani Grandal saw a young team stocked with promising pitchers and hitters. He envisioned a bright future for the Chicago White Sox, and he chose to be part of it. No longer burdened by draft-pick compensation, Grandal found the multiyear contract he failed to get last offseason. The...

Fired police officer filed lawsuit to get his job back

Nov. 21, 2019 5:12 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A former Chicago police officer who was fired for his role in the December 2015 fatal shooting of a 55-year-old bystander is suing to get his job back. Attorneys for Robert Rialmo contend the Chicago Police Board’s decision in October was “arbitrary” and...

Bears look to salvage lost season, starting with Giants

Nov. 21, 2019 5:08 PM EST

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears are searching for answers in a season that began with such promise coming off an NFC North championship. New York Giants right tackle Mike Remmers isn’t quite ready to write them off. “They could flip a switch at any moment and turn it...

Illinois officer fined $350 for illegally parking patrol car

Nov. 21, 2019 4:16 PM EST

CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. (AP) — A northern Illinois police officer has been ticketed for parking his patrol car in a handicapped-accessible parking space. Lakemoor Police Chief David Godlewski said Tuesday that the officer was issued a $350 fine Sunday for parking illegally at the Lakemoor Crossings Shopping...

Parole approved for Illinois inmate in 1960 triple-killing

Nov. 21, 2019 2:26 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois officials granted parole on Thursday to an 80-year-old inmate sentenced to life in prison for the 1960 killings of three suburban Chicago women, whose brutalized bodies were found in a cave at a state park. The Illinois Prisoner Review Board voted 9-4 to approve Chester...

5 Chicago police officers hurt when vehicles collide

Nov. 21, 2019 1:49 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities say five officers have been hurt after two Chicago police vehicles collided at an intersection while responding to a call. Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford says two officers were hospitalized in serious condition the three others had their conditions stabilized...